Don Cornelius died with 2 life insurance policies worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the ex-wife he hated will get all the money … TMZ has learned. Don’s breakup with Viktoria Chapman Cornelius was brutal. He was convicted of domestic abuse and, according to him, she pepper sprayed him multiple times.
During the divorce in 2009, Don said in legal docs obtained by TMZ, ‘I am 72 years old. I have significant health issues. I want to finalize this divorce before I die.” the former Soul Train host said in a divorce statement.
Viktoria is almost guaranteed the cash because, under Californian law, insurers are required to pay out in the event of a suicide if it occurs over two years after the policy is taken out.